Texas State Bobcats vs BYU Cougars Prediction, 10/24/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Texas State Bobcats vs BYU Cougars
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Location: LaVell Edwards Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Texas State (+29.5)
Zach Wilson and the BYU Cougars (5-0) play the Texas State Bobcats (1-5) at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, October 24, 2020. The spread on this game has BYU as 29.5-point favorites. The over/under opens at 58.5.
The last time they played, the Texas State Bobcats took the field against the South Alabama Jaguars and went home in defeat by a score of 30-20. Jahmyl Jeter paced the team in rushing in this game. He broke a long run for 22 yards but wasn't able to convert a rushing touchdown. He scurried for 31 yards via 5 carries which means he ran for an average of 6.2 yards per tote. Jah'Marae Sheread was the leader in receiving yardage by racking up 72 yards on 4 catches. He notched an average of 18.0 yards per reception in this game. Brady McBride went 28/40 with 260 yards by way of the pass and completed 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Bobcats have earned 2,253 total yards over the course of this season. As a team they're averaging 139.8 yards rushing which ranks them 55th in college football. When it comes to distribution of touchdowns, Texas State has earned 12 touchdowns via the pass and 8 rushing touchdowns. Concerning putting points on the board, the Texas State Bobcats hold an average of 28.0 points per contest. The Bobcats are sitting in 62nd in college football in terms of team defense, giving up 31.7 points per game. The opposition is running for an average of 4.1 yards per tote and 158.2 rushing yards per game so far this year. For the year, they have given up 949 yards via the running game in 6 games. Concerning passing yards, the Bobcats have conceded 1,714 yards which has them ranked 90th in Division 1. Over the course of their 6 games played this year, they have yielded 285.7 yards per outing via the pass and allowed a completion percentage of 70.5%. During the season, they are conceding 443.8 yards/game ranking them 68th in Division 1.
For his career, McBride has thrown for a total of 897 yards with 6 touchdowns and 3 picks. Since he has been in college, he has left the pocket to run 45 times for a total of 44 yds. He has a quarterback rating of 120.1 with a TD rate of 4.0% and an interception percentage of 2.0%. He is averaging 99.7 yards per outing. Brady McBride has completed 91 of his career 150 tosses for a completion percentage of 60.7%.
In the last game they played, the BYU Cougars went up against the Houston Cougars and took home the victory by a score of 43-26. Zach Wilson went 25/35 with 400 yards via the pass and completed 4 touchdowns. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Zach Wilson paced the team on the ground in this outing. His longest run of the day went for 32 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 40 yards on 9 carries which meant he was running for 4.4 yards per run. Dax Milne was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 184 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 20.4 yards per catch in this outing.
In relation to this team's ability to score points, the Cougars are ranked 6th in D-1 averaging 43.6 points per contest. Over the course of the season to this point, the Cougars have thrown for a total of 1,768 passing yards as well as holding an average of 353.6 passing yards per contest, which has them ranked 9th in the country. They average 187.8 yards per game on the ground and have run for 939 yards in total. The BYU Cougars average 541.4 yards per game which has them sitting 6th in the nation. The Cougars are relinquishing 14.0 PPG, which has them sitting 21st in D-1. This year, they have conceded 70 points in total. BYU has allowed a total of 413 yards rushing (82.6 yards/game) and 2 touchdowns rushing for the season. They have surrendered 6 touchdowns through the air in addition to 205.6 yards per contest, which has them sitting 36th in D-1.
Wilson has passed for 35 TD's while tossing 13 interceptions in his collegiate career. His TD rate when attempting a pass is 5.5% and his interception rate is 2.0%. He has scampered for 488 yards on 174 tries. He averages 243.5 passing yards per game with a 154.8 quarterback rating. In 23 games in his college career, Zach Wilson has completed 426 of his 637 attempts for 5,601 yds.
Who will win tonight's Bobcats/Cougars college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Bobcats +29.5
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